Following quickly on the back of our opening day victory over Spennymoor Town, the Pitmen return to action this evening when we make the trip to Stourbridge.
It has been over five years since our paths last crossed with Stourbridge, when two goals in the last ten minutes saw us secure a 2-1 victory at the War Memorial Athletic Ground.
The Glassboys have been a side that have flirted with the play-offs at this level in recent years and manager Liam McDonald is aware that this match, which kicks off at 7.45pm, will be another tricky one for his new charges. He said:
“We know that the start of the season will be test for our squad as we have had a lot of new players coming in over the summer.
“It will be interesting to see how we continue to develop, especially with the early part of the season, as we get familiar with the new clubs.
“As much as this team are going to enjoy the test that lies ahead, it is still very much a new side.”
The Pitmen suffered a double injury blow on Saturday with Francino Francis and Lewis Wright being forced off. Both players are expected to be unavailable this evening, with a neck and a hamstring injury respectively.
We have been advised that since our last meeting things have changed regarding parking at the War Memorial Athletic Ground with there being no parking for either set of supporters at the ground.
Also, all supporters are asked to enter the ground via the Turnstile block behind the Church End goal, there is no cash admission through the old Archway entrance – this is solely for Players and officials – any supporter attempting to gain entry here will be politely asked to walk to the other turnstiles, about 100yds down the main road that runs past the ground.
War Memorial Athletic Ground
£7 Senior Citizens
£7 17-18 Years of Age
£3 11-16 Years of Age
Under 11’s are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult, senior citizen or 16-18 year old. (Proof of age may be requested at the turnstile)